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12 Grilling Recipes To Celebrate Father’s Day & Fire Up Your Summer

By June 15, 2017Recipes, Seasonal

Grilling Recipes To Fire Up Your Summer

Summer is here and Father’s day is just around the corner.  Father’s Day is a great time to celebrate the fathers we love.

When I was a child my father didn’t change diapers or do dishes. He wasn’t very involved in the lives of his children.  My mother did almost everything.  It didn’t mean my father didn’t love us; it just wasn’t something most men participated in. His behavior was common back in the 50’s and 60’s but I loved him anyway.

Today I am celebrating how far men have come.  These days fathers take a more active role in caring for their children and helping out around the house.  In recent decades the amount of stay-at-home and single fathers has grown significantly.

My husband was as involved in raising our son Trevor, as I was.  He probably changed more diapers than me; since it was one of the things the baby let him do when he was very young.  As Trevor grew up his dad played with him daily and was involved in many of his after school activities.  I celebrate all of our fathers, husbands and grandfathers and their wonderful heart opening evolution.

Grilling is a great way to celebrate Father’s Day.  I grill as much as possible in the summer time.  It’s easy and fun with hardly any clean up.

Here are a few grilling recipes to fire up your summer. They are good for any Father’s Day celebration, summer party or delightful dinner.

Grilled Moroccan Spiced Turkey Burgers

Moroccan Turkey BurgersThese ultra moist Moroccan Spiced Turkey Burgers are easy to make and filled with zucchini, avocado and spicy goodness.

Recipe: Eat Well Enjoy Life

Spicy Chipotle Grilled Salmon

An easy recipe for grilled salmon.  You get a double flavor boost with a spicy chipotle sauce and a cedar plank.

Recipe: Paleo Leap

Maple Balsamic Chicken Bacon Skewers 

Grilling RecipesThese easy skewers feature chicken with a maple balsamic glaze, zucchini, summer squash, and peppers woven together with bacon. Yes it’s a little decadent but sometimes we need a little bacon.

Recipe:  A Calculated Whisk

Grilled Zucchini with Garlic and Parsley

The garlic parsley sauce complements the light smoky flavor of the grilled zucchini.

Recipe:  Eat Well Enjoy Life

Grilled Chicken Breasts with Herbs and Lemon

This grilled chicken recipe is simple enough to be enjoyed on a weeknight and delicious enough for a party.

Recipe:  Belly Full

Grilled Radicchio

Grilled radicchio is a great summer vegetable.  It is slightly bitter with a sweet aftertaste.

Recipe:  Eat Well Enjoy Life

Grilled Watermelon Salad with Shrimp and Arugula 

Grilled Watermelon and Shrimp Salad over Arugula is a playful, yet sophisticated entrée that is bursting with summer flavors.

Recipe:  A Whole New Twist

Grilled Scallops with Grilled Tomato Sauce

Delicious grilled scallops served with a grilled tomato sauce.  This tomato sauce is one of my favorite easy summer sauces.  I use it on many dishes.

Recipe: Eat Well Enjoy Life

Easy Grilled Potato Salad

This grilled potato salad offers a range of textures-crispy, crunchy, and creamy-with a nice smokiness from the grill balanced by a tart grilled lemon vinaigrette flavored with scallions and shallots.

Recipe:  Serious Eats

  Grilled Broccoli with Garlic

Grilled Broccoli with GarlicGrilling broccoli makes it tender and sweet with a little bit of crispiness.  It’s super easy and delicious.

Recipe: Eat Well Enjoy Life

Paleo Coconut Whipped Cream and Macadamia Grilled Pineapple Stacks

Smokey-sweet grilled pineapple is crusted with macadamia nuts and then layered with coconut whipped cream for an easy, healthy, paleo-friendly dessert for summer!

Recipe: Food Faith Fitness

Sweet and Spicy Grilled Peaches

Peaches grilled with cinnamon and smoked paprika create an exquisite easy dessert hot off the grill served with coconut whipped cream.

Recipe: Eat Well Enjoy Life

Enjoy the recipes. Lets take time to celebrate our fathers and the magnificent summer.

“It is a wise father that knows his own child.” William Shakespeare

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